Saturday, January 30, 2021

Pg. 99: Ellen Lamont's "The Mating Game"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: The Mating Game: How Gender Still Shapes How We Date by Ellen Lamont.

About the book, from the publisher:
Despite enormous changes in patterns of dating and courtship in twenty-first-century America, contemporary understandings of romance and intimacy remain firmly rooted in age-old assumptions of gender difference. These tenacious beliefs now vie with cultural messages of gender equality that stress independence, self-development, and egalitarian practices in public and private life.

Through interviews with heterosexual and LGBTQ individuals, Ellen Lamont’s The Mating Game explores how people with diverse sexualities and gender identities date, form romantic relationships, and make decisions about future commitments as they negotiate uncertain terrain fraught with competing messages about gender, sexuality, and intimacy.
Visit Ellen Lamont's website.

The Page 99 Test: The Mating Game.

--Marshal Zeringue